Vibrancy Colors GTK Icon Theme

Vibrancy Colors Icon Theme

Current Release is version: 2.7
April 15th, 2016.

LINUX MINT 18.1 Cinnamon Users! (Only 18.1 is effected)
Please Note: Nemo Linux Mint's file manager on Cinnamon is having issues with this and our other icon theme. Causing a pause or freeze when clicking on folders... 

We are not 100% sure why this is happening yet. But it ONLY happens on Cinnamon on Mint 18.1. When the theme is installed to /usr/share/themes. It does not happen when installed it .icons in ones home directory. 

Again this only happens in mint. With Our Icon themes and some other 3rd party ones And we have dropped everything and are doing are best to find and fix this issue on our end. However we have spent several hours to no avail we are still working and looking into optimizations.

Please feel free to help out or report the issue to Mint.
That being said we are working hard and trying a few more things like optimizations on our end before we contact the Mint Team. 

Works On: Linux Mint,Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, OpenSuse. (Should work on any distro new and old.)
 On most GTK2 & 3 Desktops.  Fully Compatible with new and old GTK versions.

This Theme is meant to go nicely with
Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors
Ambiance & Radiance Colors
And any other GTK Theme you see fit.

Just a quick announcement:
We also now develop a brand new icon theme Called "Vivacious Colors"
Featuring beautiful new full salable SVG App Icons.
We now maintain and develop both Vivacious & Vibrancy Icon Suites.

Bookmark us!
You can also follow the team on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ for updates and goodies.

Vibrancy Colors is a bold, modern & beautiful "Vibrant" GTK Icon Theme. Vibrancy is a highly polished mixture of many amazing open source icon projects/themes into a new, "beautiful" icon theme. It is meant to be modern, clean and customizable.

Vibrancy is a different take on the "Flat" or "Modern Design" trend, Featuring simple, beautiful and modern icons. But with more handcrafted details and emotion.

Fully tested/built to work on most major GTK desktops including: 
Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic, Mate, Xfce, LXDE, Openbox and more.

Theme Requires about 95 MB When installed.
But Please Keep In Mind With GTK Icon Cache Files it could require as much as 380 MB. (This happens with most icons themes) Please Have a bit of space to spare just in case.

14 Colors of Folders are Selectable:
Stock Manila Folder, Blue, Aqua ,Graphite ,Blue Vivid (Dark), Brown, Green,
Green Viva (Dark), Purple,Red, Pink, Orange, Teal, Yellow.

Now Fully Supports Folder Color Extension (On Nemo, Nautilus, Caja, Files)
An optional extension that allows you to right click on any folder and change it to any of the 14 colors on the fly. Perfect for organization or personalization. This works on top of the already selectable 14 colors from the theme panel.

Learn More & Support Folder Color --->
Learn How To Install, Setup & Use Folder Color --->

5 Versions Of Panel,Toolbar & Menu Icon Setups Are Selectable:
Each of the 14 Colors come in these 5 variants, 
These variants effect the Panel,Action & Menu Icons Only...

Vibrancy Full Dark
(^^ Ambiance Users & Themes W/Dark Toolbars ^^)

Vibrancy Dark

 Vibrancy Light

Non Mono Dark

Non Mono Light

Quick Note:
Regular/Plain Manila Folders are selectable under the name "Colors"

Please Support:  All The Great Open Source Icon Themes/Projects
who make up this theme and make it possible:  (App Icons, Category)   
(Panel Icons, Toolbar Icons)          
(Mime-type Icons)                           
(Breeze Folders, Folders based on this. but we made many changes.)           
(Folder Symbols, Toolbar Icons In NonMono)

See bellow for more details and credits...

This theme would not be possible without The Moka App Icons by Sam Hewitt. 
Sam does not endorse and is not associated with Vibrancy Colors. But He created nearly all the app icons used in this theme. (We only tweaked them slightly and changed them around and added a few.) We ask you to please support him. He has spent hours upon hours of his own unpaid time drawing these amazing app icons. We have taken his amazing work and built on it.  By tweaking adding and recoloring things, Adding new folders, New mimetypes And new indicator and action system. As well as other things.


Very Special Thanks To:

Linux Tips, Tricks & News.

Install The Theme Via Our PPA:

This theme can be installed in Mint, Ubuntu & based distros by using the RAVEfinity PPA.  

Open a terminal: (Ctrl+Alt+T)
And Paste These Lines 1 By 1, Pressing Enter After Each.

Enter These Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vibrancy-colors 

Select Package For Your Distribution:
Ubuntu, Mint, Debian & Deb Based.

Download Deb Package --->
Download Deb Package --->

Arch Linux

Install Via AUR:

View The AUR Page --->

OpenSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat.
Any Distro (Tar)
Download Tar Package For Any Distro --->
Download Tar Package For Any Distro --->

Once installed simply activate icons in Unity Tweak, Gnome Tweak or
 your desktops theme manager pane. See our FAQ for help.

Unity Users: We recommend a 32 px Dock Size or the regular 48 px.
XFCE Knows how to make PNGs look good already.

Some Screen shots:

Licenced: CC BY SA
Some Parts GPL v2

We DO NOT want to take credit for others hard work. Nor do we want to be accused of it by judgemental individuals...
Please support all the authors whos work this is based on...

A Icon Theme for Ubuntu , Mint , Arch or any distro.

See The Full Credits Here --->


  1. i alread love this icon theme & will using this alongside with our gtk theme for a long time now. i have one question: would you support the nautilus folder color extension? since your theme as already a lot of different folder colors.

    1. Just thought I'd tell you that the new version of the Vibrancy Colors Icons theme v2.1 now fully supports folder color.

  2. I just installed it, looks so good! But What if I want to uninstall it? Please tell me how to uninstall this icon pack

    1. Yeah no one really provides those instructions on theme guides do they. Thanks for reminding me I was going to add that to our help section.

      If you installed it from the PPA or Deb Package, All you have to do is fire up a terminal and type: "sudo apt-get remove vibrancy-colors" if you installed manually you should open a terminal and type" "sudo nautilus" (on Unity or GTK3) or caja (on mate) , nemo (on Mint) and browse to /usr/share/icons and delete the folders called Vibrancy Colors or if you installed .icons in your home dir you have to browse there and remove. As always be careful with sudo and make sure to empty trash as root user to gte the space back if you delete manually.

  3. Thanks for this icon, i really love it.
    i have one problem with this icon pack, the sound icon in notification bubble when we change volume in ubuntu, this sound icon is out of focus, can you fix it?

    1. Thanks for the kind works and your feedback. That issue has to do with our indicator and status icons not being SVG (Infinitely scalable) Yet. We inherited this from another icon theme. The good news is we have the svg sources the bad news is we have to go threw everything and rip out and re-implement the status system. We are in the middle of figuring this out right now . sorry about that. I am trying to figure out everything right now.

    2. This should now be fixed in v1.5 Thanks.

  4. Great ! One more project I have to give donation ! XD

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    1. Thanks for your comment it means alot!

  6. Great set, however i'm missing a spotify client icon, any plans for one?

    1. Thanks for your comment. I think we can do that. We will be releasing v2.2 very soon hopefully. Hope to have that in there. We can add the app icon for sure, Is the status/panel icon missing as well you think?

    2. The spotify status/panel icon is working well. Only the dock panel icon is missing..

    3. Thanks for the comment and for letting me know. We actually added panel icons for spotify (under 4 different names) But for some reason the icon system isn't hooking it or using it. This happens with some apps for some reason if the app hard codes a icon. I am gonna look into it and see if we can get it to work.

      If any other icon themes are able to change that icons then we know it's fixable if not then its a bigger bug.

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  8. Hi there! Your work with theses icons is amazing :) Thanks!

    However i still have an issue: panel icons are stucks with theses by default, no matter wich variant of theme I try to use :( + there is a bug that make my notification area empty!

    If you have any clue to help... ;)

    Ps: I use manjaro with XFCE

    1. Sorry to hear about the issue :( I am not 100% sure what is going on but I am gonna look into that. I am not seeing those issues on other XFCE distros so far, But it may be something with Gnome 3.16 again sigh.

      I am gonna do my best.

    2. Thanks :)

      More info: I can make wifi applet start with "nm-applet sart" but still no icons from theme. It show the folowing errors:

      nm-applet start

      (nm-applet:3945): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkButton:use-stock is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

      (nm-applet:3945): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkSettings:gtk-button-images is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

      (nm-applet:3945): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkMisc:yalign is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

      (nm-applet:3945): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkImage:stock is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

      (nm-applet:3945): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkSettings:gtk-menu-images is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.

      However "pa-applet start" works ok and show icon.

    3. You might want to check this thread out:

  9. Hi, I love the icon pack, but I think there is sth:
    - I'm using Xfce, and the icon for Thunar and Bulk looks unsuitable with the other app icons, I mean could you keep the Thunar icon from Moka please!!! And please also make the Deluge icon be a rounded square too.
    - Missing icons for gcolor2, XSane and some games (like Supertuxkart).
    - The pack is kinda big (~48 MB is big for a regular download) but I guess not everybody use all of it. So please divide it into several ones, e.g. Vibrancy-Light-Graphite, Vibrancy-Light-Teal, etc.

    1. Thanks for your suggestions.

      I will have a look at the Thunar and Bulk icons.
      And the missing icons.

      Supertuxkart and a few others apps are actually in there but desktop or the gtk icon system do not seem to hook it and use it for some reason. It may be hardcoded by the app on accident not sure. Will keep looking into that.

      As for the pack being kind of big I understand this concern and I have worried about it a few time as well. But dividing things and doing that for every release would be kinda messy and a little difficult on our packager And we ask alot of him already. However I have been considering do stripped down build with perhaps only Manila folders or perhaps only 3 colors. What is important to note is things with all the variations are actually really efficient each color variation takes up less then 1 MB. A bulk of the space is taken up by the larger icons that are all PNG. So work my need to be done to cutt down and use SVG and replace a few of the bigger sizes. That being said we have done alot of things as efficient as possible .

      Out of curiosity what color do you use the most?

      Thanks again.

    2. Thank you for your reply.

      Sorry, I didn't notice that each color variation just takes up less then 1 MB. My fault, that time I was pissed off that Xarchiver took so long to uncompress, turned out Xarchiver is not very efficient though (at least compare to tar).

      And for the folders' color, I'd prefer the default (got used to the yellow-orange thing as I used gnome icon pack for a little long while), Teal (as it looks elegant).

      And I've just noticed that icon for xfce4-appfinder is maybe also missing.

      And (lots of "and", sorry) about the mono icons, I think Faba's volume and wireless icons would look better.

    3. Oh hey, I forgot, the icon for Icedove doesn't look so good. I think it'd be great if you could make it be similar to the Iceweasel's one - I mean a part of its original icons inside a rounded square.

      And I think lavender for folder's color is pretty cool and elegant, right?

    4. Thanks again. I will take a look at that.

  10. Lovely icon set, but I would like to mention some icon I'm missing: Stardict (dictionary application), DevAssistant (for developers) and Android Studio (although official icon is nice too). Thank you for your work. :)

    1. Thanks for the kind words. And for letting me know about that. I will be sure to add them in our next update. I can't install everything on my system so thanks for letting me know what needs to be added.

  11. I like this icon pack pretty much, but I'm missing icons for some applications: sublime text editor, application finder (from XFCE - missing big icon), ClipIt, Regedit :)

    1. Thanks for the report I will do my best to get those added. I am not sure what distro you are on But the XFCE app finder should work but it just uses the mono Search/Magnifying glass icon that is hard linked to the one used on apps (Xfce does things that way). It should be a grey or black icon and not pixalated. I will check again though. Thanks.

    2. I use Fedora with both Gnome and XFCE. Gnome application shows launchers from xfce, but with larger icons (which are missing), so it looks like this: :)

    3. Ahh Thank you for clearing that up. I forgot that the "light" panel version does not have bigger icons for that yet it seems. The dark one does have the icons for this. I will do my best to add working SVG ones. For some reason XFCE app finder uses the search action icon instead of a app icon this is what is causing this issue. Thanks. I am gonna try to get this into 2.4 but I actually already partly sent it out for release so I will see if I can correct this and push that out but if not It will be in 2.5.

  12. This icon theme rocks! But there is only one problem I would like to report i.e. after applying this icon theme, i can't open Ristretto Image Viewer. I am using Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce 64 bit. This is the only only reason i am using Vivacious icon theme. If you got any solution about please post.

    1. Thank you for the report. And sorry about the issue you are having. I am gonna go test this right now on Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE. I really don't know why this would have happened. It honestly should not be doing this so I will go see.

      The other distros I have tested on do not appear to have this issues so I am not sure what is going on.

  13. This is the best icon pack for linux, thank you very much ;) I use Elementary OS Freya and I noticed some missing icons: in application launcher and file manager icon of button 'view by category', this one: . The second one is Clipit launcher icon. Another are 'Do not disturb mode': and the same for 'Privacy Mode'. Next are in system settings > network for 'wired', 'network proxy' and in tweaks (when elementary tweaks installed) are missing icons for 'Animations', 'Shadows', 'Slingshot', 'Cerbere' :)

    1. Thank you for your feedback and kind words. I will try to get that going in a VM so I can try and fix it soon. thanks for pic showing the issues.

  14. the icons look blurry in unity launcher. is supposed to look like this?

    1. Hello! thanks for the question. The answer is a little complicated. Sadly that is a slight limitation of Unity, And the PNG Moka app icons we use. The work around for now is to pick a certain unity dock size 32px 48px (Try what works for you). Or you can try Vivacious Icons we use all svg app icons in that thus they scale correctly.

      I have contacted Sam Moka's dev (When I donated to him.) and asked about if he thought moka would go SVG he said it is not planned as he is very busy on other projects. However there is svg sources for it but it will take alot of busy work bring all that over. However I have considered doing this and then sending it back to him and then using it in this theme of coerce. However as is stands unless someone who knows alot of shell scripting or programming can help me automate things it will be a very difficult and tedious process. This is one of the reasons we have stated work on a new fully SVG (in the apps at least) Icon theme called Vivacious. I am not sure yet.

    2. hi, thanks for your reply.
      Thats to bad. 32px is to small and 48 is too big. i switched to vivacious its very nice. if u can add an icon for IntelliJ IDEA that would be great.
      thanks for the theme!

    3. another thing i noticed:
      Plex chrome app gets a terminal icon.

    4. Thanks for the list of app icons we need to add. I will do my best to get those in the next build.

  15. Hi. Great icon theme. Fits well on flat, but also on any "non modern" theme. Great job. Can you please ad icons for palemoon, hedgewars and pcsxr.

    1. Thanks for kind words. I will do my best to add those in our next build.

  16. I'm using Xubuntu and if I have this icon theme on I cannot open XFCE default image viewer, Ristretto. I had the same problem with the Moka icon theme, then I deleted it's icon-theme.cache and could open Ristretto again. Can you please contact the Moka developer about this too? I don't know where I can talk to him. I like your themes and wanted to use fitting icons. :(

    1. This sounds like it may be a bug or conflict with Ristretto. It may not like very big icon caches but I am not sure. That or perhaps something very trivial (like a icon with a werid name) Is pissing it off and making it crash. I will do my best to investigate and see what we can do to fix it. The weird thing is the icon caches do not seem to be crashing any other apps. But I will try and see whats going on.

      In the meantime an alternate image viewer (Pehaps Eye of Gnome) or deleteing the caches can help.

      I hope to be able to do something about this soon though, It's just very weird thats it happening.

  17. ESPAÑOL:
    Excelente, muy dedicados y buen trabajo, uno de los mejores temas de icono. Gracias por la dedicación.

    Excellent, very dedicated and hard work, one of the best icon themes. Thanks for the dedication.

    1. Esp:
      Gracias. Para los comentarios y apoyo. Esperamos continuar y hacer cada vez más.

      Thank you. For the comments and support. We hope to continue and do more and more.

  18. ¡Muchas gracias por su trabajo!
    Los agregue a mi lista de a quienes sigo en google +

  19. I love it. thenk you.
    but i need help.
    i use debian 8.2 jessie MATE. when i press volume up or down button (on keybord multimedia buttons) mate-volume-control-applet show too much blurry icons...
    pls help. sory for bad english.

    1. Thanks for the heads up on this. I guess that widget uses different icon names. We are super busy but I will try to get this fixed very soon.

    2. Hi, I can confirm this issue because I use the same configuration here : Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 MATE.
      If you need more (debug) info, please tell me ;)

    3. Thank you for letting us know. This is on our checklist.

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    5. Hello,

      I just wanted to point out that the icons are still blurry in MATE. Hope this gets fixed, but this is my favorite icon pack nonetheless.

    6. Thank you guys again for the report. We have been super busy working with GTK Widget themes we have sadly not had time to hunt this issue down yet. But it's still on the list. We have about 4-5 active themes we maintain So it gets hard to keep up at times. Sorry about this.

  20. When installing this icon theme in Debian 8 (jessie), for my Xfce desktop, I get the following "WARNING" (/error?), in the command-line results, after using the "dpkg -i" command, to install the package:

    gtk-update-icon-cache-3.0: The generated cache was invalid.
    WARNING: icon cache generation failed for /usr/share/icons/Vibrancy-Colors

    What does this mean?
    Is this something I should worry about?

    1. Hello,
      Since Vibrancy has so many icons and options the GTK Icon Cache Gen run when installing does not wait long enough for the icon cache to complete It will work on some with SSDs but not often. It can be run manually later but honestly I would not worry about it. It sometimes causes issues with XFCE if you are running a icon cache with this and Moka. Several icon themes opt to disable icon caching. I have not had the time to dig deep into it and find a solution but I welcome anyone help or input.

      That being said have been running it for over a year with no cache (Various Development builds) so it should be fine.

      Thanks for the question and dont worry it should be just dandy :)

    2. Well, after trying it, I'm liking this "Vibrancy" icon theme so much, that I prefer to use it with no (possible) problems at all, and not use the "Moka" theme to avoid incompatibilities (I use Xfce), than to risk this "Vibrancy" icon theme not working so well, because of a possible problem with its cache...

      After informing myself of what a "GTK icon cache" is, I read ( that, if it's not updated, it will cause the computer to run slow. And, I've noticed that when I now go to "Settings" > "Appearance", in Xfce (where I can choose the different GTK and icon themes) the computer takes a lot of time reading from the hard drive... (Don't know if it's related or not - but, this didn't happen before I installed icon and other themes.)

      I really like a fast computer - and, therefore, would prefer to update this cache manually, in order to possibly avoid any problems (and, I won't use the "Moka" theme, then).

      I'm using Debian 8 (jessie). What command should I run, then, to manually update the icon cache?

      (I mean... Am I making a correct assumption, concerning speed improvement, by updating the cache? Or, is it better for this icon theme that I don't do so? I assume that it is, since that, from what I understood, this theme does not have its icon caching disabled - and, therefore, might be expecting the computer to do something that the latter is not doing...)

    3. Hello Fernando. The XFCE appearance pane taking awhile to load is not caused by the icon cache rather the the amount of themes installed. XFCEs way of indexing is a bit slow for some reason. It doesn't help it has to create previews for everything. Gnomes, Unity's and Cinnamon do not have this issue. So it is a XFCE quirk. But XFCE is still awesome of course.

      The command to force icon cache generation is:
      sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f You must be in the folder of each Icon theme them-self or write a script to go through and do it to all.

      So you would want to do something like:
      cd /usr/share/icons/Vibrancy Colors
      Then run the command. You may need to do it for every version & color of Vibrancy.

      Doing this you are going to get a cache that is 310+ MB. Faneza had this issue so they disabled Icon Caching.

      Its kind of a mess honestly and I have reports doing so causes random XFCE apps to not work. (XFCE only no other desktop.)

      So it is something we need to work on. We just don't have the time or energy right now. But I hope to be able it figure it out.

      Again though all of our many users do not have problems with speed caused by it. That being said it drives me crazy too and I would like to fix it. However one icon could be causing all the issues and its hard to figure out what it is in 76.0000+ icons.

    4. Well, if people don't have performance issues for not creating icon caches, and if there are reports (plural) of people having problems when doing so... Then, I see no advantages, and only disadvantages, for going through such a process...

      So, I guess I'll leave it as it is - at least, for now. But, if I ever want to do so, now I know how to do it.

      Thank you very much, for your information and explanations.

      It was just that, being a perfectionist, I always worry when I see, even small, indications of possible problems... But, from what I read, I can safely conclude that this is not a (real) problem. And, even if it might cause my computer to be a little more slow, I prefer that, than to (possibly) have an unstable system - as reported by others, that it happens, when they go through such a procedure.

      Thanks again, for your explanations - and, congratulations for such great desktop and icon themes! :)

    5. Thanks for your comment and support. Gald you enjoy the themes.
      Your right. It does seem to do more harm then good at this time. I would like to get this working but it is a very involved issue. But those tend to pop up when you try to push boundaries and include so many options in one theme so much is going on.

  21. Wow, great icons! I really love them, so modern and good looking with flat themes.

    Would be there a chance to make circle version of those? It's so hard to find good circle icon themes. This one would be absolutely perfect.

    1. Thanks for the comment and kind words. I am not sure I think that could be done with some kind of script. Someone made a version that looked like postage stamps. Perhaps he knows how to do it in a circle.
      I will look into it as well but we are overwhelmed with things we need to do at the moment. Just to keep things running smoothly.

  22. ok, here it is:

    1. Thanks again! I added your RPM packages and repo to all the theme pages.

    2. i noticed you typed fedora and opensuse, but also rhel and centos, which i did not make builds for, so i added them as build targets, and it built the packages pretty quickly.
      there not seems to be any problem, i think they are working, but i can't try them.

  23. Hey, I like this pack, it looks nice in the screen shots, but me being new to Linux, I'm not sure if I messed up because I can't figure out how to make it work.
    I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and would like to know what to do.

  24. Something is messed up in latest Gnome (3.20.3).
    - Installed Ubuntu Gnome -> Comes with Gnome 3.18
    - Updated to Gnome 3.20.3 from gnome3-staging PPA
    - Installed Vibrancy-Colors from your PPA
    - Selecting any Vibrancy related icon theme through Gnome Tweak Tool breaks lots of icons in status bars, etc


    * This happens also with default theme (Adwaita) so I don't think the theme is to blame here

    Any thoughts on that?

  25. I have been using your theme for over a year and I like it a lot.
    There is only one thing, I am missing a proper icon for 'Files'

    It looks like a Gnome icon.

    (Gnome on Arch)

  26. Where are the icons saved? Want to change some folders' icons so that they look different... in the image you have different colors appear but cant seem to find the path to where they are at. I am on debian 8.